How Long Was Jesus Around After the Resurrection?

The resurrection of Jesus Christ is one of the most significant events in Christian history. After his death on the cross, his followers believed that he had risen from the dead, and this belief became the foundation of their faith.

But how long did Jesus stay around after his resurrection? Let’s take a closer look.

The Resurrection

According to the Bible, Jesus was crucified on Friday and buried in a tomb. On Sunday morning, Mary Magdalene and other women went to the tomb to anoint Jesus’ body with spices.

However, when they arrived, they found that the tomb was empty. An angel appeared to them and told them that Jesus had risen from the dead.

Appearances of Jesus

After his resurrection, Jesus appeared to many of his followers. In fact, there are several accounts of these appearances in the New Testament.

The first person to see Jesus after his resurrection was Mary Magdalene. She initially mistook him for a gardener but recognized him when he called her by name (John 20:16).

Jesus also appeared to two disciples on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35) and later to Peter (Luke 24:34). He appeared to ten of his disciples (excluding Thomas) while they were gathered in a room (John 20:19-23) and then again a week later when Thomas was present (John 20:26-29).

Ascension

Forty days after his resurrection, Jesus ascended into heaven. This event is recorded in Acts 1:9-11 where it says that “he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.” This marked the end of Jesus’ physical presence on earth.

Conclusion

So how long was Jesus around after his resurrection? According to the Bible, he was around for a total of 40 days before ascending into heaven. During this time, he appeared to many of his followers, solidifying their belief in his resurrection and paving the way for the growth of Christianity.

As Christians, we continue to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus as a symbol of hope and new beginnings. His time on earth after his resurrection serves as a reminder that even after death, there is still life and that through faith, we can overcome any obstacle.